Financial Regulatory Forum

INTERVIEW – CME proposes energy position limits

By Reuters Staff
September 16, 2009

Craig Donohue, the chief executive of CME Group, speaks during The Globalization of Capitol Markets: The Rise of New Financial Centers panel at the 2008 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 28, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES) NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) – CME Group, the giant Chicago-based operator of derivatives exchanges, would impose new position limits on NYMEX energy contracts in response to a push by U.S. regulators for renewed scrutiny in energy trading, CEO Craig Donohue said in an interview Wednesday.
CME would apply the limits, laid out in a CME White Paper released Wednesday, as long as regulators agree to enforce limits in venues where commodities are traded around the world, and extend them to include over-the-counter commodities swap contracts as well, Donohue said.

NYMEX sets position limits on some natural gas contracts

By Reuters Staff
July 28, 2009

Traders at New York Mercantile Exchange NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – The New York Mercantile Exchange will impose what it calls “hard expiration position limits” on seven of its natural gas financially settled contracts effective with the October contract expiration.